Spaghetti might just be one the least expensive foods out there, especially if you're feeding a crowd. If you're tired of the typical fixings, give one of these other ten options a try to make the most of your pantry for mere pennies!
10 Ways To Eat Spaghetti
1. Cincinnati Chili: Have you ever been to Cincinnati? Even if you haven't this dish is sure to make your mouth sing. Two cult favorites in one dish, chili and spaghetti! The chili is laced with cocoa, too — it's quite an experience.
2. Spaghetti with Ramps (Plus Sausage): Ramps and sausage? Sign us up! This dish is one to be made during the harvest season for ramps, otherwise they're a little hard to come by. You can switch out other greens if you're looking to try it at other times of year.
3. Spaghetti with Mascarpone, Meyer Lemon, Spinach, and Hazelnuts:
Just saying this dish out loud has us watering at the mouth. It's like all the best words and ingredients in a single food, so sign us up for double servings!
4. Andrea's Spaghetti with White Clam Sauce: This reader recipe has been made in our house time and time again. Nervous about cooking with shellfish? Don't be, this is a great way to ease into things.
5. Tip: Put Leftover Pasta in Your Frittata: Did you make too much pasta the night before? Try tossing it in a frittata for a thrifty and tasty treat.
6. Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles: Who said spaghetti noodles couldn't go Asian? Certainly not us. Check out this recipe for cold peanut-y goodness!
7. Cowboy Spaghetti: This Tex-Mex twist up on top of traditional spaghetti noodles is new yet conforting at the same time.
8. Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce: This is one of the most traditional ways to eat spaghetti. Make this bolognese once and you'll never go back to storebought... we promise!
9. How To Make Meatballs: Dress up any plate of spaghetti no matter what your sauce choice with a little meatball or two. Make them big, make them small, from turkey from pig, cow or lamb, the choice is yours!
10: Browned Butter and Seasonings: Sometimes we just don't feel like all the fuss. Immediately after cooking off your noodles, place a few pats of warm butter, salt, pepper and garlic. Stir and enjoy. It's as simple as that! Check out this quick recipe run down over at Life's Ambrosia.
Do you have a favorite that didn't make the list? Share a recipe, link or photo in the comments below!
Related: Ten Ways to Feed Ten People for Less Than $20
(Image: Faith Durand, Food Network, Kitchn Reader Andrea, Emma Christensen, Kathryn Hill, Elizabeth Passarella)